May 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 430 - Remote Sensing

Principles of acquisition, analysis, and use of remotely sensed data (LANDSAT, SPOT, Ikonos, etc.). Applied experience using image processing software. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. GEOL 430, GEOG 430, and GEOL 530 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for more than one.

Prerequisites: GEOG 410 or GEOL 210.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Have knowledge of what is remote sensing.
  • Have knowledge of history and Trends in remote sensing.
  • Have knowledge of energy interactions with the atmosphere and earth surface features.
  • Have knowledge of sensor systems.
  • Have knowledge of image processing and analysis, including: Image rectification and enhancement, contrast manipulation, supervised and unsupervised classification, principal component analysis, and vegetation indices.
  • Have knowledge of real-world application examples.
  • Have knowledge of radar imagery.
  • Have knowledge of hyperspectral imagery.
  • Have computer-based skills using modem image processing software.
  • Have the ability to combine knowledge learned through lecture with the computer-based software skills.

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